inclination of an orbit


inclination of an orbit
the angle between the orbital plane of a revolving body and some fundamental plane, usually the plane of the celestial equator.

Mechanics glossary. 2013.

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  • Inclination of an orbit — Inclination In cli*na tion, n. [L. inclinatio: cf. F. inclination.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inclining, or state of being inclined; a leaning; as, an inclination of the head. [1913 Webster] 2. A direction or tendency from the true vertical or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inclination of an orbit — noun (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees • Syn: ↑inclination • Derivationally related forms: ↑incline (for: ↑inclination) • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • inclination of an orbit of an Earth satellite — Žemės palydovo orbitos posvyris statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. inclination of an orbit of an Earth satellite vok. Neigung einer Umlaufbahn eines Erdsatelliten, f rus. наклонение орбиты спутника Земли, n pranc. inclinaison d …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • Inclination — In cli*na tion, n. [L. inclinatio: cf. F. inclination.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inclining, or state of being inclined; a leaning; as, an inclination of the head. [1913 Webster] 2. A direction or tendency from the true vertical or horizontal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inclination compass — Inclination In cli*na tion, n. [L. inclinatio: cf. F. inclination.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inclining, or state of being inclined; a leaning; as, an inclination of the head. [1913 Webster] 2. A direction or tendency from the true vertical or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inclination of the needle — Inclination In cli*na tion, n. [L. inclinatio: cf. F. inclination.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inclining, or state of being inclined; a leaning; as, an inclination of the head. [1913 Webster] 2. A direction or tendency from the true vertical or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inclination — of an orbit kingpin inclination …   Mechanics glossary

  • orbit — orbitary, adj. /awr bit/, n. 1. the curved path, usually elliptical, described by a planet, satellite, spaceship, etc., around a celestial body, as the sun. 2. the usual course of one s life or range of one s activities. 3. the sphere of power or …   Universalium

  • Inclination — in general is the angle between a reference plane and another plane or axis of direction. The axial tilt is expressed as the angle made by the planet s axis and a line drawn through the planet s center perpendicular to the orbital plane. Orbits… …   Wikipedia

  • Orbit of the Moon — Not to be confused with Lunar orbit in the sense of a selenocentric orbit, that is, an orbit around the Moon The Moon completes its orbit around the Earth in approximately 27.3 days (a sidereal month). The Earth and Moon orbit about their… …   Wikipedia


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